An AED (automatic external defibrillator) is a lifesaving device designed for people to be able to respond quickly to an emergency. Because AEDs are portable and can be used by nonmedical people, they can be made a part of Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs, which also include rapid use of 9-1-1 and prompt delivery of CPR. Chesapeake AED believes in the quick administration of an AED to rescue an individual suffering from sudden cardiac arrest and the company is making sure it’s staff is among the first to be prepared for such a situation.
Essex, MD December 3, 2012
Chesapeake AED Services is a pioneer in the industry—forwarding the movement to place an AED machine in every home, workplace, community and educational institution—resulting in many lives saved. Chesapeake AED recently equipped all of their employees with AEDs and AED training to further this motion. No matter where Chesapeake AED Services employees are (work, home, fitness center, sporting event, restaurant, etc), an AED is only moments away.
Each year, 382,500 people experience sudden cardiac arrest. 9 out of 10 victims die; which is more than the number of individuals that die from AIDS, Alzheimer’s, assault with firearm, breast cancer, colon cancer, fire, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicide combined. By administering a shock with a defibrillator within two minutes of collapse, the chances of survival of sudden cardiac arrest are increased by 90%. The chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest without help is 5%, as the average response time for the EMS is 6-12 minutes.
In addition to AED sales and training, Chesapeake AED Services, LLC is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest professional CPR training companies. President and Trainer, Mike Marsiglia, was one of the first nationally registered paramedics in the state of Maryland. Mr. Marsiglia started Chesapeake Training Services in 2003. In 2005, Chesapeake Training Services became an Authorized American Heart Association Training Center as well as an American Health and Safety Institute-ASHI training center. The organization modified its business model to become Chesapeake AED Services in 2006, a distributor for Physio Control’s LifePak family of AEDs, becoming a CORE partner in 2010. Chesapeake AED’s core purpose is give people the “The Power to Save a Life.”
For more information on AEDs or training, please visit: Chesapeake AED Services
Chesapeake AED Services is headquartered in Essex, Maryland